Quentin Tarantino to Stop Directing After 10 Films

Matt Hepworth

Quentin Tarantino says that his 10th film will be the finale to his filmmaking career. In a recent interview with Playboy, he stated, “10 movies in my filmography would be nice. I’ve made seven. If I have a change of heart, if I come up with a new story, I could come back. But if I stop at 10, that would be okay as an artistic statement.”

Originally he was committed to stopping by an age timeframe; however he changed his mind after considering his legacy. According to him, Death Proof (2007) was his worst film ever made. He summed it up best in another recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter “It’s a grade-point average. I think I risk failure every single time with the movies I do, and I haven’t fallen into failure. Risking failure is not what I’m afraid of. Failing is what I’m afraid of.”

He isn’t really sure where his future lies. He will likely still be an active writer in some related aspect to film. In his interview with THR, he went into his biggest complaint about the current industry. “I can’t stand all this digital stuff. This is not what I signed up for. Even the fact that digital presentation is the way it is right now — I mean, it’s television in public, it’s just television in public. That’s how I feel about it. I came into this for film.”

Unfortunately it seems that the change of times and his fear of failing may take away the gift of his film creations, but it seems he won’t be leaving film anytime soon. Nearly 20 years after Resevoir Dogs (1992) was released, Django Unchained, his 8th film is set for release this Christmas, and if his past films are any indication of his talent this will certainly be one to remember.

 

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